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Tell 'Em You Were Gold

Pharis & Jason Romero
Tell 'Em You Were Gold
This release contains pre-order items. The Vinyl LP version ships on or around January 27, 2023.

Pharis and Jason Romero are pure craftspeople. A renowned banjo builder, Jason spent years developing his own personal designs, and on Tell ‘Em You Were Gold, his handmade instruments take center stage. Over a half dozen uniquely crafted banjos are played by the duo in the course of the album. There’s conviction and delicacy in this music, which ranges from duets that showcase the pair’s deep psychic and artistic connection to solo banjo meditations and full band romps. Recorded over six days in an old barn in Horsefly, British Columbia, the album displays the multiple Juno Award-winning duo playing music that is honest, direct, and reflective of life’s beauty and knottiness.

Note: The double LP edition features six fan favorite bonus tracks including “Lost Lula,” “Backstep Indi,” and others never before available on vinyl.

Track Listing

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Souvenir Pharis & Jason Romero 03:23
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Cold Creek Shout Pharis & Jason Romero 03:00
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Rolling Mills Pharis & Jason Romero 03:58
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Sour Queen Pharis & Jason Romero 03:35
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Pale Morning Pharis & Jason Romero 02:33
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Train on the Island Pharis & Jason Romero 02:34
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Lady on the Green Pharis & Jason Romero 03:01
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Cannot Change It All Pharis & Jason Romero 04:27
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The Dose Pharis & Jason Romero 02:05
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SS Radiant Pharis & Jason Romero 03:17
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Been All Around This World Pharis & Jason Romero 03:30
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Black Guard Mary Pharis & Jason Romero 03:08
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Going to Town Pharis & Jason Romero 02:04
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Going Across the Sea Pharis & Jason Romero 03:38
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Five Miles from Town Pharis & Jason Romero 02:48
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Old Bill's Tune Pharis & Jason Romero 03:05
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New Caledonia (Vinyl only) Pharis & Jason Romero 03:23  
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Backstep Indi (Vinyl only) Pharis & Jason Romero 02:34  
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Lost Lula (Vinyl only) Pharis & Jason Romero 02:26  
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Billy in the Lowground (Vinyl only) Pharis & Jason Romero 03:05  
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Old September (Vinyl only) Pharis & Jason Romero 03:47  
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Ballad of Old Bill (Vinyl only) Pharis & Jason Romero 03:44